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Sally Field Slams 'The Amazing Spider-Man,’ Took the Role to Support a Dying Friend

by John Boone 2:30 PM PDT, March 15, 2016
Photo: Sony Pictures

Sally Field says The Amazing Spider-Man was not her "kind of movie."

That's about the kindest thing the 69-year-old actress, who played Aunt May in the 2012 reboot of the franchise, had to say about the movie, confessing she only took the role to support a dying friend.

"My friend, Laura Ziskin, was the producer, and we knew it would be her last film," Field revealed on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show. "She was my first producing partner and she was a spectacular human."

Ziskin died of breast cancer in 2011, a few months after filming wrapped on Spider-Man.

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The Academy Award winner also admitted she didn't put a great deal of thought into the part. "It's really hard to find a three dimensional character in it," she said, before putting it more bluntly. "You work it as much as you can, but you can't put ten pounds of s**t in a five pound bag."

Luckily for her, Field's tenure as Aunt May was short-lived. The franchise fizzled out after The Amazing Spider-Man 2, prompting Sony to cut a deal to reboot Spider-Man with Marvel Studios' help. Tom Holland is the latest actor donning Peter Parker's super suit, while Marisa Tomei will reportedly play Aunt May.

Garfield hasn't seemed too broken up about departing the gig either, telling ET that he's excited to see Holland's take. "It feels lovely, especially because Tom Holland is a really, really great actor," he said. "I'm just really excited to just be a fan again, as opposed to bearing the weight of it."

Check out the first look at the new Spider-Man in the latest Captain America: Civil War trailer.

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